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How Much Lower Is Blood Pressure Supposed To Be For Teens
Varies: Normal blood pressure ranges for children and adolescents vary based on height and weight percentiles, with 16 year olds nearing the suggested adult pressures (less than 120/80). For a full chart based on height and weight check out the following website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Time diuretic effect: In general a diuretic will lower the BP within 2 weeks if your BP is diuretic responsive. This will depend on how much salt you eat as well. I recommend trying the DASH eating plan see check list to test if your BP is diet sensitive first.Takes only 2 weeks but check with your team or consult me for more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet, exercise,happy: A healthy diet is essential for good health- the basis should be fruits & veggies. See http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg A quality multivit. is also wise. Minimize exposure to environmental toxins. Being happy is essential! This involves doing work you enjoy, helping others, having good relationships & a spiritual connection. Reduce stress- meditation helps. Also stay physically active. BP is fine. ...Read more
When training how high blood pressure is Okey? How high does it have to be before you would be concerned for the aorta?
Systolic : Systolic BP elevated, i would wonder if teen is big & BP cuff too small for his arm was used, it would give falsely high reading. If the teen had ingested an energy drink/caffeinated beverage prior to the reading, the systolic reading would be falsely high. If these are present, i would suggest abstaining from these substances, & repeating measurement with appropriate size cuff, no caffeine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be done: It is possible with isolated high blood pressure to control it with one medication but it has to be the right drug and at the correct dose. Most of the time other medications are given because the first drug is not fully utilized, or other medical conditions are better treated with adding the other drugs as well. ...Read more
Be temperate: Alcohol can interfere with many prescription medications (ask your doctor, it depends on which medicines you are taking). However, if used in moderation (up to 3 - 5 drinks/week), there isn't harm, and actually there may be a slight health benefit! be temperate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My resting blood pressure is 109/74 is that good? What's the best way to get an average of my blood pressure? How many times/day to take it?
Great BP: Best way to average & trend is to take BP 3x/day (am, afternoon & evening) 2 days/week. ...Read more
Follow rda : No effect on bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
It's not the numbers: A normal BP is less than or equal to 135 on top and 85 on bottom. The lower, the better unless you're dizzy or passing out. Some very healthy people normally run a BP of 80-90 on the top number and that's fine. High bps increase long term risk. Very high bps (like >200/>110) that are also associated with symptoms like chest pain, breathlessness or confusion are considered an emergency. ...Read more
My mom has nape pain due to high blood pressure. How do you lower BP on the spot? And is it okay to sleep when her BP is high?
How long should someone take blood presure medication? What is the difference between exforge and exforge htc? And for how long should some one be takten it. Should they continue even if the BP goes down to normal?
2 or 3 ingredients: Exforge is a combo of amlodipine and valsartan. Exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) is the same plus hydrochlorothiazide. One needs lifetime BP control. Whether with Exforge or different medicine: whatever it takes. If BP normalizes (let's say, with weight loss), then the medicine can be reduced or even stopped as long as BP stays normal. Let me add: Exforge is insanely expensive. There are far cheaper effective meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel weak, dizzy and faint. How easy is it for your blood sugar to drop below normal? Could that be the problem?
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